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Women, Business & The Law Event


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Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET) / 19:00 – 20:30 (GMT) or convert time
Location: IFC Auditorium, World Bank Group HQ & Online


Women, Business and the Law measures how laws, regulations and institutions differentiate between women and men in ways that may affect women’s incentives or capacity to work or to set up and run a business. It provides data on legal and regulatory barriers to women’s entrepreneurship and employment in 173 economies, covering seven areas: accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, building credit, going to court and protecting women from violence.
This year’s report marks the 4th edition of the global Women, Business and the Law report series. For more information, please visit http://wbl.worldbank.org

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Diversity Scholarship/Spotlight

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Law Foundation Community Service Scholarship

Diversity is a core value of Bryan Cave LLP and an engrained part of our culture. Bryan Cave LLP has partnered with the NAPABA Law Foundation to offer the Bryan Cave / NLF Community Service Scholarship, which will provide a $2,500 scholarship award for one law student who is a summer law intern that works on issues on behalf of, or that benefits, the Asian Pacific American community.

Eligibility

  • To be eligible, an applicant must be enrolled as a full time or part time student in an Association of American Law School (AALS)-accredited law school and must have secured a summer law internship. The internship must be: (a) with a public service, civic, or non-profit organization or a corporation that is not a law firm; (b) arranged by the student; and (c) last for at least eight weeks.

Award

  • The Bryan Cave / NLF Community Service Scholarship will provide $2,500 in total for a finalist, which will be awarded on Saturday, November 8th at the 2015 NAPABA Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA.
  • Bryan Cave encourages the award recipient to attend the Annual Convention in November 2015 and will pay the award recipient’s registration fee (up to $250).
  • Award of scholarship funds under this program must be used to further the recipient’s law school education.

How to Apply

Learn more at the NAPABA Website

Diversity Spotlight

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Summer Clerk/Internship

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Towers Watson is seeking two diverse First Year law students to assist the Legal Department of a large, publicly-held, global benefits and human capital consulting company during the summer of 2015. The LCLD Internship program will run for eight to ten weeks and will require approximately 40 hours per week beginning Tuesday, May 26. The individual will be exposed to a wide range of general corporate legal matters, including contracts, licensing, employment law, insurance, trademarks, real estate, securities, litigation, etc. Our offices are located in Arlington, VA in close proximity to Washington, D.C.

The 1L LCLD Scholars Program provides first-year law students the developmental opportunity to work side-by-side with attorneys and other legal specialists and to learn more about potential career paths within the legal profession and what it is like to work as an in-house attorney. All 1L LCLD Scholars will attend an LCLD Scholars Retreat in Dallas, TX from May 28-May 30, 2015.

Job Id: 32516
Deadline: May 01, 2015
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Legal Fellow

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The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The scholarship, traditionally in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.

Job Id: 33491
Deadline: May 01, 2015
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Diversity Spotlight

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Summer 2015 Thurgood Marshall Opportunity Law Clerkship Program

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Seeking diverse students who demonstrate not only a devotion to public service and the public good, but also exceptional leadership potential.Each student will receive a $3,300.00 stipend for the summer clerkship. Applications are due by March 6, 2015.

The Office of the Attorney General is the largest law firm in the State of Maryland, with varied, complex legal work and a distinguished history of successful advocacy. Our 430 attorneys act as legal advisors and litigators for the agencies, boards, commissions, officials, and institutions of Maryland State Government. Our work ranges from advising the Maryland Legislature on the constitutionality of proposed legislation to representing State agencies and officials in State and federal courts including the Maryland Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. From protecting the Chesapeake Bay against polluters to keeping Maryland families safe from violence and unscrupulous business practices, our office is committed to serving the citizens of Maryland.

Job Id: 32935
Deadline: March 31, 2015
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2015 Summer
LCLD Scholars Program

1L, 1LE, 2LE

As part of our ongoing effort to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, Shipman & Goodwin LLP is seeking a first year law student to join the summer associate program in our Hartford or Stamford office as the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholar. LCLD is a national organization of corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to creating a diverse legal profession.

Our nine week summer program allows law students to gain experience across a broad range of the firm’s practice areas through both observation and participation in a variety of assignments and activities. Our LCLD Scholar will also have the opportunity to attend the 1L LCLD Scholars Retreat in Dallas.

Job Id: 32163
Deadline: February 28, 2015
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1L Opportunity Spotlight


Harter Secrest & Emery LLP 2015 Diversity Scholarship

 
The Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Diversity Scholarship was established in 2005. The firm awards one 1L law student with (1) a $7500 scholarship to be applied to the student’s second year tuition and (2) a paid 10-week summer associate position between the student’s first and second year of law school.
To be eligible for the Diversity Scholarship, the applicant must be a full-time currently enrolled 1L law student who is in good standing at an accredited law school. First year students who are members of populations historically underrepresented in the legal profession are encouraged to apply.

Job Id: 31735
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Deadline: January 1, 2015

 

Diversity 1L Summer Associate Position with a Large D.C. Law Firm

A large D.C. law firm seeks a well-rounded, motivated first-year law student for a 2013 summer associate position that comes from a diverse background that has historically been underrepresented in the legal profession. The ideal candidate also will have proven academic achievement in law school, some life experience outside of law school and the potential for interest in the areas of energy, environmental or Native American law or policy.  The posting is open to D.C. law students only! For more information and to apply, please see the posting at CareerLink ID 26264.

Register Now for the Hit the Ground Running Bootcamp!

Ms. JD, in partnership with the Women’s Bar Association of D.C., invites students and newer attorneys to attend the Hit the Ground Running Bootcamp, to be held on Saturday, April 6th at Vinson & Elkins LLP in D.C. This extraordinary opportunity will teach attendees how to lean into their careers, drawing from the knowledge of highly talented and respected legal professionals from all over the nation. Whether you are interested in biglaw, small law, government, public interest, business, or anything in between, this bootcamp will teach you how to negotiate, self-promote, and communicate with confidence.

Click here for more information, including confirmed panelists.  Click here to register.